A Rifle By The Door

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After their father is bushwhacked, David and Jenny Foster must ready themselves for their first winter in Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains. Eighteen-year-old Jenny is under no illusions—it’ll take a miracle to survive, much less thrive, in the unforgiving wilderness, particularly when twelve-year-old David fights her every attempt to prepare.

Unexpected help arrives when John Beck—once a close friend of their father’s—arrives at their cabin. The tough-as-nails bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to stay through the winter. He owes it to his murdered friend to help Foster’s children build a working ranch, even if it’s the last thing he wants to do.

Their uneasy alliance is fraught with hardships, danger, and back-breaking work that still doesn’t guarantee anyone will survive until spring. Especially with their father’s killer still on the loose.



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  • 5
    Rifle by the Door

    Posted by Maree on Nov 29th 2019

    I enjoyed this story immensely. A true adventure and learning to face adversity with courage and conviction. Exceptionally well written with great characterization and description of the harsh environment. I loved reading this story. Well done Dan L Fuller. I look forward to more from you.

  • 5
    Loved this Western

    Posted by Cindy Huff on Oct 16th 2019

    Dan Fuller is a masterful storyteller after the fashion of Louis L’Amour. Following the stories through the eyes of twelve-year- old David put me in mind of True Grit with the narrative from the girl’s point of view. Seeing Dave grow up fast under the firm hand of John Beck, gunman and his late father’s best friend gave us a peek into the culture and manners of the time and place. Colorado was a rugged land and Dave and his sister Jenny rise to the challenge as John trains them in every area of survival. When an unscrupulous rancher tries to take their ranch by any means possible Beck teaches them how to defend their home. There is intrigue, gun play, defending the damsel and all the things that make for a great western. A Rifle by the Door is a great example of the pure Western genre with just a bit of faith throw in the mix. I’ll be adding Dan Fuller to my list of new authors to follow.